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  • At New York’s Other Selective Public Schools: Auditions for 9th Grade 

    While talent helps, students also need knowledge, expertise and polish to get into dozens of New York City public school arts programs that use auditions and portfolios to screen applicants. Although these schools have largely escaped the rancorous debate over selective admissions policies, they raise many of the same concerns about equity, class and race.…

  • CityViews: Equitable Admission to High Schools Must Start with Middle School

    recent actions by the Trump administration strongly suggest that attempts to increase representation of African American and Latinx students at schools with competitive admissions processes could invite investigation from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. It is safer just to eliminate competitive processes wherever possible. https://citylimits.org/2019/01/21/cityviews-equitable-admission-to-high-schools-must-start-with-middle-school/